Stages [Album]

by Zane

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1.
Lost 03:58
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Lost Words and music by Zane You’re the one I wanted You’re the one I came for You’re the one that saved me from myself You were the one that held me You were my crutch at my side You were the one that gave me all I needed And now I feel so lost without you And now I feel so alone You’re the one I looked for When they turned away You’re the one who smiled at me And now I feel so lost without you And now I feel so alone Feels so unreal and cold without you Feels so unreal and so cold And I can’t stand to see You walking from me And now I feel so lost without you And now I feel so alone And now I feel so lost without you And now I feel so alone And now I feel And now I feel And now I feel So alone ___________________________________________
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A Story 04:15
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] A Story Words and music by Zane and Albert Chambers I picture years go by but even time will not erase Your beautiful face, beautiful face And as our life will grow we’ll add a space for one small face In our beautiful place, beautiful place Please say it’s all real, I hope it’s not a lie I never dreamt that life could be so good if I gave it a try We say we’re meant to be, we’d never break away A promise can’t protect the way we’d feel if it happened someday Is this another story? A bedtime story With heroes, an ending made to sell Is this another story? A real life story We’re playing and acting out ourselves And I can feel I can feel the music play for you and me For you and me I take your hand pull it closely to my heart and begin to dance Until the music fades away Please say it’s all real, I hope it’s not a lie I never dreamt that life could be so good if I gave it a try We say we’re meant to be, we’d never break away A promise can’t protect the way we’d feel Is this another story? A bedtime story With heroes, an ending made to sell Is this another story? A real life story We’re playing and acting out ourselves Tonight, rapture will take us over And the stars will help us guide our way And a twinkle in our eyes will show the world what we’re made of And the world, the world will dance with you Will dance with me and you With me and you Is this another story? A bedtime story With heroes, an ending made to sell Is this another story? A real life story We’re playing and acting out ourselves Is this another story? A bedtime story With heroes, an ending made to sell Is this another story? A real life story We’re playing and acting out ourselves ___________________________________________
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Blame 03:56
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Blame Words and music by Zane Standing in the shadows Keeping all the doors closed Guarding my heart with my soul Watching how the wind blows Seeing how the road goes Wondering if you know That I think of you every day Writing and erasing all the words I wanna say Can you blame me? As I see your face glow And before the bridge grows You should know I suppose Taking off my clothes Feeling so exposed Standing naked in the front row Cause I think of you every day Writing and erasing all the words I wanna say Can you blame me? Can you blame me? Can you blame me? Can you blame me? Still I think of you every day Writing and arranging all the words I have to say Can you blame me? Can you blame me? Can you blame me? (for standing in the shadows) Can you blame me? (for keeping all the doors closed) Can you blame me? (for watching how the wind blows) Can you blame me? (for seeing how the road goes) Can you blame me? Can you blame me? ___________________________________________
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___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Egyptian Queen Words and music by Zane The memories of you Now slip away To another day Where the skies are grey I was holding on to you Was there no other way To make you stay And not sail away It was a mystical place I had seen When you were my Egyptian Queen You are so beautiful You are so beautiful You were the one behind the sun That would carry me on Looking back in time I see you and me Beneath that tree By the yellow sea And as I drink the wine From you it sets me free But I still see You rule with me It was a mystical place I had seen When you were my Egyptian Queen You are so beautiful You are so beautiful You were the one behind the sun That would carry me on Oh, sweet beauties I have seen When you were my Egyptian Queen You are so beautiful You are so beautiful You were the one behind the sun That would carry me on ___________________________________________
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___________________________________________ [LYRICS] 2 Weekends in Beirut Words and music by Zane Saw her for the first time On a steamy summer night I took a look all over Taken by her sights Never thought her beauty Was something I would see She was nothing like Any pictures on TV I danced all night on a roof in that city I fell in love with the way she moved me And it only took 2 weekends in Beirut Damaged on the outside So frail she is within I felt her inner warmness Underneath her skin Deep inside her shadows Lies the mystery Of how she still can smile With such a history I danced all night on a roof in that city I fell in love with the way she moved me And it only took 2 weekends in Beirut I danced all night on a roof in that city Yes, I danced all night to the rhythm of her beat I fell in love with the way she moved And it only took, it only took 2 weekends in Beirut ___________________________________________
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___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Hold Back the Night Words and music by Zane and Susan Rochette (Dedicated to the memory of Marion Mercier) I can remember the day you closed your eyes Happier memories were filling up my skies Feeling as if I would break apart with a touch As day came by and took away the dark Let me hold on to the dawn Let me hold on to your hand I don’t wanna face the day I close my eyes to block out the light Oh, bring back the dark Bring back the night I can remember the day I said goodbye Holding your hand while you gave up your fight Feeling as if I would break apart with a touch As your breath, your life, your star faded away Let me hold on to the dawn Let me hold on to your hand I don’t wanna face the day I close my eyes to block out the light Oh, bring back the star Bring back the night Memories of you are the oceans of my soul My feelings of you were the twilight of your life Anchors of loneliness won’t hold me anymore Breaking from loneliness, I swim from your shore I swim from your shore Letting go of the dawn Letting go of your hand Getting up to face the day I open my eyes and let in the light Oh, hold back the dark Hold back the night ___________________________________________
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Forgive Me 03:53
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Forgive Me Words and music by Zane Time has been unkind to you And time has made me blind to you Isn't funny? When I turn to look behind All I see is wasted time Forgive me for my lack of sympathy Forgive me for not lifting you when you're down But I'd rather not be around To hear your awful sounds Isn't funny? How we've come around I nearly lost my mind When I swallowed all your lines Isn't it funny? Can you see the coldness of my eyes Honey, this is no disguise Forgive me for my lack of sympathy Forgive me for not lifting you from the ground But I'd rather not be around To hear your awful sounds Isn't funny? How we've come around You showed me gold and then you left the room Leaving me in your perfume Isn't it funny? Now I'm seeing clearly through my eyes Darling, surprise, surprise Forgive me for my lack of sympathy Forgive me for swimming while you drown But I'd rather not be around To hear your awful sounds Isn't funny? How I've come around ___________________________________________
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Tired 03:46
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Tired Words and music by Zane I don't know where to begin How do I start and how does it end? Everything is falling apart Here I am back at the start Ooh, ooh, ooh My veins are empty, I’m too weak to fight My mind is heavy and I’m losing my sight And this cold wind Is burning my skin Ooh, ooh, ooh Well it’s hard to bring back the fire When the spark is gone and you get so tired Tired of the way things have been And tired of the way you think things will be Well maybe it’s not so bad Maybe I’ve just been had I wish I had the luxury of time Now that I’m walking on a very thin line The line between the walls caving in And the feeling that I’m being buried alive Ooh, ooh, ooh Well it’s hard to bring back the fire When the spark is gone and you get so tired Tired of the way things have been And tired of the way you think things will be Well maybe it’s not so bad Maybe I’ve just been had You see what I’m feeling I can’t explain Images of demons roaming inside my brain Tied to the rail with a heavy chain And hearing the whistle of a runaway train Well it’s hard to bring back the fire When the spark is gone and you get so tired Tired of the way things have been And tired of the way you think things will be Well maybe it’s not so bad Maybe I’ve just been had ___________________________________________
9.
Joking 03:33
___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Joking Words and music by Zane If you see me rambling on When walking down the street Don’t you make me stop Don’t you make me stop And if you see me falling over On my own two feet Don’t you pick me up Don’t you pick me up Please tell me you’re joking When you talk to me like you do You’ve got to be kidding around When you’re kicking me when I’m down You’ve got to be someone else If you see me carry on And without hope it seems Don’t you lift me up Don’t you lift me up And if you see me holding on To nothing but a dream Don’t you wake me up Don’t you wake me up Please tell me you’re joking When you talk to me like you do You’ve got to be kidding around When you’re kicking me when I’m down And when you look at me What do you want to see? Is it the scars on me? A memory of you Please tell me you’re joking When you talk to me like you do You’ve got to be kidding around When you’re kicking me when I’m down Please tell me you’re joking When you talk to me like you do You’ve got to be kidding around When you’re kicking me when I’m down You’ve got to be someone else ___________________________________________
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___________________________________________ [LYRICS] Alone With You Words and music by Zane Sitting beside you I’m by myself What can you do? When you’re walking through hell My body’s on fire while my soul turns to dust Absolution and seeking the truth A solution is misunderstood Desperation makes a man crazy Isolation makes a man lazy What can I do when I feel alone with you? Come on, she said She said with a smile Come on, she said She made it all worthwhile Made me feel like never before Had me begging for more Talking to you You’re a moon behind the clouds I’m seeing faces You’re nowhere in the crowd What can I do when I feel alone with you? Come on, she said She said with a smile Come on, she said She made it all worthwhile Made me feel like never before Had me begging for more She said, why do you cry? Why do you cry? She said, why do you cry? Don’t you know we are here for a good time ___________________________________________

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[WATCH VIDEOS FROM THIS ALBUM]

Lost
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_9P_nBwdO0

A Story
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzPf4EI8GpQ

Blame
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHxzBIeQaF4

Alone With You
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ZTHvVfbCc
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Behind the album, 'Stages'

The most interesting thing about life being a journey is that you really never know where you will end up despite your best laid plans.

“Stages” began as a collection of songs about that journey but, whether consciously or subconsciously, it really was a retrospective glance, a pause, to take in some history.

Despite its intent at inception, this album became something else, almost immediately. Within moments of its birth it sprang up on its feet, looked around, and said, “yeah, right… forget this, follow me!” And I did.

And the winding road it lead me on took me to late-night Athenian cafes, secluded Mediterranean beaches, slow waltzes on Beirut rooftops, desert hikes to the Great Pyramid of Giza, the loss of loved ones, tender kisses, and lasting new friendships.

So this album opens with the questioning thoughts that begin all our “thens”, winds through the confusion in between, and ends with a lover’s embrace, which is a worthwhile “now” indeed.

“Stages” is about “thens” and “nows” and “in-betweens” in the only language that has ever spoken to me about these mysteries: music.

Please enjoy.
- Zane

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released January 1, 2009

Produced, recorded, arranged and mixed by Albert Chambers at Sweet Albi Productions.
Mastered by Renee Marc-Aurele at SNB Reference Mastering.

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